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The Oceanids are the three thousand daughters of the Greek Titans Oceanus and Tethys
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Zeuxo, an Oceanid, pours wine for Chryssipus.

Description

Each was the patroness of a particular spring, lake, river, sea, pond, pasture, flower, or cloud. Some of them were closely associated with the Titans such as Calypso, Clymene, Asia, and Electra or personified abstract concepts, like Tyche or Peitho.

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Oceanus, their father.

One of these many daughters was also said to have been the consort of the sea god Poseidon, typically named as Amphitrite.

Oceanus and Tethys also had three thousand sons, the river-gods called Potamoi. Whereas most sources limit the term Oceanids or Oceanides to the daughters, others include both the sons and daughters under this term.

Notable Oceanids include Asia and Philyra.

Daughters

The following are a few of the three thousand daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.

  1. Acaste
  2. Admete
  3. Aethra
  4. Amaltheia
  5. Amphiro
  6. Amphitrite: usually counted as a Nererid rather than an Oceanid
  7. Anchiroe
  8. Anthracia: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  9. Argia
  10. Asia: nymph of the Asian region, sister to Europe
  11. Asterodia
  12. Beroe
  13. Bolbe
  14. Cleodora
  15. Callirrhoe
  16. Camarina
  17. Capheira
  18. Cerceis
  19. Keto
  20. Chryseis
  21. Clio: not to be confused with the Muse Clio.
  22. Clymene: wife of Iapetus
  23. Clytie or Clytia
  24. Crocale: one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  25. Daira
  26. Dione
  27. Dodone
  28. Doris: wife of the sea god Nereus, mother of the fifty Nereides
  29. Eidyia or Idyia: wife of Aeetes, mother of Medea
  30. Thaumas, mother of Iris, Arke and the Harpies
  31. Ephyra
  32. Euagoreis
  33. Eudore
  34. Europa
  35. Eurynome
  36. Galaxaure
  37. Glauke: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  38. Hagno: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  39. Hesione: wife of Prometheus
  40. Hippo
  41. Hyale: one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  42. Iakhe
  43. Ianira
  44. Ianthe: nymph of violet rain clouds or violet flowers
  45. Ithome: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  46. lethe: nymph who resided by the river Lethe in the underworld
  47. Leucippe
  48. Lysithea
  49. Melia
  50. Meliboea
  51. Melite
  52. Melobosis
  53. Menestho
  54. Merope
  55. Metis: goddess of wisdom, first spouse of Zeus
  56. Myrtoessa: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  57. Nede: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  58. Nemesis (according to some myths)
  59. Nephele: one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  60. Ocyrrhoe
  61. Oinoe: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  62. Ozomene: in one source, this name substitutes for Electra
  63. Pasithoe
  64. Peitho
  65. Periboea
  66. Perse or Perseis
  67. Petraea
  68. Phaino
  69. Phiale: one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  70. Philyra: mother of Chiron by Kronos
  71. Phrixa: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  72. Pleione: mother of the Pleiades by Atlas
  73. Plexaure
  74. Plouto or Pluto: mother of Tantalus by Zeus
  75. Polydora
  76. Polyphe: in a rare version, mother of Athena by Poseidon
  77. Pronoia
  78. Prymno
  79. Psekas: one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  80. Rhanis: one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  81. Rhode or Rhodia
  82. Rhodope
  83. Stilbo
  84. Styx: Oceanid of the River Styx that flowed nine times around Hades; an exceptionally female river goddess
  85. Telesto
  86. Theisoa: one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  87. Thoe
  88. Tyche
  89. Urania: not to be confused with the Muse Urania
  90. Xanthe
  91. Zeuxo


Trivia

  • They are called Oceanids, as their father is Oceanus.
  • They are the 3,000 nymphs presiding over sources of fresh water, both heavenly (rain, moist breezes) and earthly (rivers, seas, springs).
  • Some of them were also Anthusai, Aurai, Leimonides, Nephelai, and Elder Naiads.
  • Their brothers, the 3,000 Potamoi were, like their sisters, also known as Oceanids, raising their number to 6,000. The Potamoi spawned a host of younger Naiads, the mothers of these young water spirits was sometimes said to be the Elder Naiads and thus the sisters of the Potamoi.
  • The eldest among them were numbered among the Titans: Styx, Dione, Neda, Metis, Klymene, Eurynome, Doris, Elektra, and Pleione.
  • Some of the Oceanids personified divine blessings, such as Metis (Wisdom), Klymene (Fame), Plouto (Wealth), Tyche (Good Fortune), Telesto (Success), and Peitho (Persuasion). The goddess Nemesis (Distributor) was also sometimes included, as one who provided balance to her sister's gifts by punishing undeserved good fortune. These Good Spirits (daimones agathoi) were ephemeral in nature much like the dark children of Nyx, the Spirits of Harm (daimones kakoi).

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